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Court hears Pistorius balances better in the light

Oscar Pistorius' doctor has been giving evidence at the athlete's murder trial.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from the Pretoria court:

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Dr Versfeld is the surgeon who amputated Pistorius' legs when he was a baby

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"I balance better in the light". Versfeld reading words of Pistorius to the court

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He is sharing what Pistorius told him about his mobility. "If I am pushed from the front or the back I don't have much resistance"

Pistorius denies murder and claims he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder hiding in his toilet when he shot her at his Pretoria home.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Pistorius listens to first defence witness of the day

Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court.
Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court. Credit: RTV

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed following a 30-day psychiatric assessment of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete.

Pistorius is currently listening to the first defence witness of the day - his doctor.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

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Pistorius 'able to distinguish between right and wrong'

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo, who is in Pretoria for the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, reports:

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Nel for prosecution reads from report which found that Pistorius was able to distinguish between right and wrong

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Prosecutor Nel, referring to defence lawyers, says "we both accept the findings of the panel". Roux says he needs time to go through report

Pistorius admits shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but denies murder, saying he believed she was a intruder at the time of the incident.

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Judge given Pistorius' psychiatric assessment results

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from Pretoria in South Africa:

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In Pretoria where trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to resume in moment. Judge will be given report from his 30 day psychiatric assessment

Oscar Pistorius murder trial resumes: Latest updates

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set to resume

Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court back in May.
Oscar Pistorius pictured in the Pretoria court back in May. Credit: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool

The murder trial of Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is set to resume today following a 30-day psychiatric assessment of the athlete.

Pistorius, 27, is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, whom he shot dead on Valentines Day last year in his Pretoria home.

He admits shooting Steenkamp but says he believed she was an intruder.

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Psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius hospitalised

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By Rohit Kachroo: Africa Correspondent

A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has been hospitalised, his defence team has confirmed to ITV News. Prosecutors say they are unsure whether the illness will cause a delay to the Olympian's murder trial, which has lasted almost four months.

The psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has been hospitalised. Credit: Safodien Mujahid/ABACA/Press Association Images

Pistorius is due to return to court on Monday following a 30 day psychiatric assessment. Although his examination is complete, written reports by a panel of specialists must now be presented to the court.

Defence and prosecution sources say they hope the trial will resume without delay.

Read: Pistorius asked why girlfriend did not scream when shot

Pistorius denies 'sinister' comment to Steenkamp friend

Oscar Pistorius has denied making a "sinister" comment to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp at his trial in Pretoria today, South African media reported.

Lawyers for Kim Myers alleged that Pistorius whispered to her, "How can you you sleep at night?" as he walked past her after his trial was adjourned today.

Oscar Pistorius denies murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Lawyer Ian Levitt said the comment had been made "in a very sinister way", although Pistorius denied that he had spoken to Myers.

The claim could leave Pistorius open to an additional charge of witness intimidation in the trial.

Pistorius trial: Crying was from someone 'who needed help'

A next door neighbour of Oscar Pistorius, Mr Michael Nhlengethwa, has told the court that he heard "very loud" crying coming from the surrounding area on February 14th 2013, on the night of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.

The defence witness said: "The way he cried, there is a difference between one who is crying because they are just sad. Also there is crying when you are in danger and need help. The crying we heard in the early hours, the person was very desperate for help."

Read more: Pistorius 'was screaming, crying & praying' after Reeva shooting

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